July 11, 2012

TNT announced today that Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season. The Noah Wyle drama has been having a successful run since debuting last summer. Its first season finished as basic cable's top new series of 2011, and it currently ranks as basic cable's #1 summer drama among adults 18-49.

"Falling Skies is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that's told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level," said TNT president Michael Wright. "With all the memorable and surprising moments taking place during the second season of Falling Skies, we can't wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies' terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three."

The network has ordered 10 new episodes of the alien invasion drama for 2013. No premiere date is set, but a June return looks likely at this point.

UPDATE: Falling Skies Season 3 premieres on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 9:00pm.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)